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HF 295

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 02/22/2017 02:36pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; regulating the use of certain appropriations by the
state auditor for litigation expenses; regulating the schedule of charges for calendar
year 2017.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginSTATE AUDITOR LITIGATION EXPENSES; SCHEDULE OF
CHARGES.
new text end

new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Litigation expenses; core functions of the state auditor. new text end

new text begin (a) Unless
funds are otherwise expressly provided by law for this purpose, all costs incurred by the
state auditor in preparing and asserting a civil claim or appeal, or in defending against a
civil claim or appeal, related to the proper exercise of the auditor's constitutionally authorized
core functions must be paid by the auditor's constitutional office division. Only allocations
made to the constitutional office division on or before January 1, 2017, may be used to pay
these costs.
new text end

new text begin (b) In complying with paragraph (a), the state auditor may not, directly or indirectly,
decrease allocations previously made to, transfer funds from, or otherwise reduce services
provided by any other division of the office.
new text end

new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Schedule of charges. new text end

new text begin Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 6.581,
subdivision 3, or any other law to the contrary, the rates included in the state auditor's
schedule of charges for examinations conducted in calendar year 2017 must be no greater
than the rates included in the schedule of charges established for examinations conducted
in calendar year 2016.
new text end